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Hassan might be psychotic but Pollard is not

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Submitted by David (Canada), Nov 22, 2009 at 06:19

Jonathan Jay Pollard (born August 7, 1954 in Galveston, Texas) is a former civilian intelligence analyst who was convicted of spying for Israel. He received a life sentence in 1987.

Israel granted Pollard citizenship in 1995, while publicly denying that he was an Israeli spy until 1998.

Israeli activist groups, as well as high-profile Israeli politicians such as Benjamin Netanyahu, have lobbied for his release.

Pollard's case was later linked to that of Ben-Ami Kadish, another U.S. national who pleaded guilty to charges of passing classified information to Israel in the same period

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